United States

2014 KPMG Global Energy Conference Agenda

May 20, 2014
From the Global Energy Institute

Navigating the Sea of Change – How to Succeed in the New Energy Economy


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Women in Energy Breakfast: Women on Energy Boards – How to Develop and Position Yourself for Success

With the growing interest around board member positions, this year's Women's Breakfast will provide perspectives on board level recruiting and how women can develop and position themselves for success. Panelists will include a new board member for an energy services firm as well as an executive from a leading global executive and board member search firm.

9:00 a.m.– 10:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

General Session: How New Oil & Gas Supply is Changing Energy Policy

With an emerging rift in energy policy, the debate has become export focused. This panel will explore how the policy is shifting in the industry and in Washington.

10:4 5a.m.– 11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session I


Stemming the Retiring Workforce Brain Drain

Stemming the Retiring Workforce Brain Drain Is the impending “Great Crew Change” a manageable challenge or an inevitable catastrophe for the oil and gas industry?


Disruptive Technologies Utilities Can't Ignore

Disruptive technologies are changing the business model. This panel will explore how traditional and non-traditional energy companies are adapting to and leveraging disruptive technologies.


BEPS: The Global Legislative Response to Tax Minimization

The Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative is in response to challenges of the global tax system. This panel will discuss current developments including how global businesses must prepare for implementation of the BEPS Action Plan and BEPS legislation in various OECD countries.

12:00 p.m.–12:15 p.m.


12:15 a.m.– 2:15 p.m.

Luncheon and Keynote Address: Remarks from Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State (2005-2009)

In her keynote address, Condoleezza Rice will share her views of the rising expectations that are trending in our world today, with a particular focus on what they mean for the energy industry.

2:15 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.


2:30 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session II


Data & Analytics: The "Smart" Way to Enterprise Asset Management

The increase in capital intensity and asset complexity is driving the need for improved techniques in managing asset life cycles. This session will focus on recent advancements in data management and analytic tools that can improve reliability, cost performance and safety.


New Utility Business Models for the 21st Century

Emerging energy sources and concerns about grid vulnerability could transform the traditional utility business model, this panel will explore the tradeoffs for potential industry transformation.


Cyber Security Evolution: From the Data Center to the Board Room

Cyber Security in the energy industry continues to evolve. This panel of experts will share their observations, predictions and advice on how to evaluate and address this critical and constantly evolving issue.

3:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.


3:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

General Session: Daniel Burrus, Founder & CEO Burrus Research Associates

In his thought-provoking and highly motivating presentation, Daniel Burrus, author of the bestselling book Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible, takes the concept of looking into the future and transforms it into a new paradigm for running highly successful businesses that use new tools of innovation for accelerating growth.

Closing Remarks


5:00 p.m.

Networking Reception


Thursday, May 22, 2014


7:00 a.m.– 8:15 a.m.

Evolving Opportunities and Challenges in Mexico and Sub Saharan Africa

Energy companies continue to look to emerging markets for opportunities to meet long-term energy demand. New developments in Mexico and East and West Africa offer the promise of new or increased access to resources. This client breakfast will discuss the key regulatory, prospectivity, and M&A trends that are creating new opportunities and challenges for U.S. oil and gas companies in Mexico and in Sub Saharan Africa.

8:30 a.m.– 9:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

General Session: The Development and Future of the U.S. Natural Gas Industry, Robert Best, Chairman of the Board, Atmos Energy Corporation

As Chairman of the Board, Robert Best offers unique perspectives on leadership in the energy industry as well as on the issues, challenges, and solutions associated with shale natural gas. Atmos Energy Corporation has been at the center of the shale gas revolution by providing infrastructure to transport these newly found reserves to market. Growing from a small panhandle energy company to one of the largest gas pipeline businesses in the U.S., the company has played an important role in the development of the U.S. natural gas industry, including in the recent shale natural gas revolution.

9:45 a.m.– 10:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session III


Information Strategies for Upstream Effectiveness

While the use of digital technology in the oilfield is pervasive, unlocking significant and sustained value from the “Digital Oilfield” has been elusive. This panel will discuss how organizations can break free from the limiting factors of the Digital Oilfield to drive improved effectiveness across the corporation.


Regulatory Trends that are Changing the Power Industry

The U.S. electric power industry is entering a period of innovation in regulation, enforcement, and market structures. This panel will address the causes and implications of these regulatory trends.


The Developing Global LNG Market

LNG looks to play a prominent role in meeting global energy demand. This session will discuss the global LNG industry, including U.S. and global exports, an update on global projects and outlooks.

11:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session IV


Good, Bad, Ugly & Good Again – JVs in the Energy Industry

The proportion of revenue from joint ventures, including PSAs and PSCs, is growing every year, especially in emerging markets. This panel will discuss the complex environment of joint ventures and the outlook for the oil and gas and power and utilities industries.


Meeting the Energy Needs of the New Urban Society

With increasing urbanization, there is an urgent need for improved ways to integrate energy strategies into urban planning. This panel of experts will explore the challenges of urban planning and discuss a variety of possible solutions.


Accounting and Reporting Update

This discussion will focus on current practice issues, explore recent SEC developments, and take a look at new accounting standards and disclosure requirements on the horizon.

12:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Luncheon and Keynote Address: Why Not Your Best?

NFL Legend Terry Bradshaw, Co-Host and Analyst, FOX NFL Sunday.

In his keynote address, Terry Bradshaw will share his strategies for maintaining success through persistent self-improvement. Bradshaw invites audiences to think in new ways about sacrifice, pain, competition and adversity, while giving specific examples of how to focus the power of dreaming, thinking and strategizing towards goals and success.

2:30 p.m.

2014 Conference Closing Remarks